Hurrah.. Another Bank Holiday weekend is on the horizon! Which means another opportunity to pull out the hiking boots and explore some of our beautiful countryside. This June Bank Holiday Weekend there are four fabulous walking festivals  which we have featured below.There are lots more walking events happening around the country so be sure to check out Inspireme.ie for more inspiration!

 

Rhododendron Walking Festival, Co Tipperary

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Rhododendron Walking Festival

 

The inaugural Rhododendron Walking Festival 2018 will celebrate the majestic purple blooms that cover the Knockmealdown Mountains. The Festival will include walks for all abilities and for adults and children alike. There will also be plenty of refreshments and a range of free entertainment provided after the events. This is a fantastic opportunity to see one of nature’s greatest spectacles right on our doorstep. Find out more here.

 

Burrishoole Walkfest, Co Mayo

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Burrishoole Walkfest

Many of us will have experienced the beautiful scenery between Newport and Achill as we whizzed by on bikes on the Greenway.  The Burrishoole Walkfest is an opportunity to really explore the area on foot, with the benefit of local knowledge. The majority of the guides are local farmers. Their inside knowledge of the Burrishoole local heritage, folklore, customs and flora & fauna mean you will gain a unique insight into this slice of the Wild Atlantic Way.  Find out more here.

 

Bantry Walking Festival, Co. Cork

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Bantry Walking Festival

Bantry Bay is a walker’s paradise at anytime of the year. But this June Bank Holiday it really is worth considering a trip to West Cork. The Bantry Walking Festival is in its fifth year. And this edition is like a greatest hits, with all the best walks from the last few years re-visited. Find out more here.

 

Connemara Bog Week, Co. Galway.

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Connemara National Park

Technically this isn’t a walking festival, but a celebration of all things Connemara, it’s landscapes and it’s communities. Each day of the festival, from Monday 28th May to Monday 4th June there will be free guided walks in the stunning Connemara National Park. And on Sunday 3rd June, a Connemara Walkabout is planned including a guided walk of Omey Island with a local archeologist. Find out more here.

 

 


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Main photo John D Kelly